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Vital Signs

Thank you for completing our 2017 Vital Signs survey!

We have received such a positive response this year with over 600 surveys completed. We appreciate every single survey and look forward to sharing the report with you in October.


The results of the Prize Draw will be announced on our website by October 2017. The lucky winner will be able to nominate a local organisation to receive a £1,000 grant to support their work. For the prize draw terms and conditions please click here.


What is Vital Signs?

Vital Signs is a research report and local charitable giving guide which mobilises the power of community knowledge and data, drawing upon official statistics and the views of local people to provide a health check of social issues in local communities. The report helps us to understand how London’s East End is performing against comparable areas across London and the UK and steers EECF and other philanthropists on how best to support the local community.

Vital Signs is an ongoing initiative and is released on an annual basis in October, together with giving guides from other community foundations across the UK and the world. Every three years the release of Vital Signs is accompanied by Vital Issues, an in-depth social needs analysis report.

Download previous reports

For more in-depth analysis of social issues in your area, please read the full Vital Signs report. Download a PDF version by clicking the below links.

Download Vital Signs 2016

Download Vital Signs 2015

Download Vital Signs 2014

Download Vital Issues 2014



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Grants Deadline
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